Elegant food in a casual atmosphere, with proceeds going to charity - dinner at Commonwealth was the perfect way to end our San Francisco trip earlier this month. We were really cutting it close - enjoying a multi-course dinner in the Mission District before rushing to the airport to make our red-eye flight. But it was well worth it!
We debated between the 6 course $60 tasting menu ($90 with wine pairing) or the a la carte menu. For every tasting menu order, Commonwealth will donate $10 to charity, which made me want to get the tasting menu. But the night we were there, both proceeds from both tasting menu and a la carte menu went toward Meals on Wheels. So instead, we decided to order off the a la carte menu to try more dishes. Our first taste of the night were complimentary (and addictive) homemade chips with seaweed and pimenton (Spanish paprika) with a malt vinegar mousse (similar to an aoili) for dipping. A tasty and playful alternative to bread and butter - we were in for a fun dinner.